LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF PROVERB 3:5 (Amp)
"Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding."
10 POWERFUL KEYS ON HOW TO PROTECT YOUR MIND
1.Faith - Let your faith in God be constant . Make it a deliberate act to just have faith in Him , no matter what you are going through . With time you will discover your faith has grown to the level of spiritual maturity to confront any challenge against you. Jesus said in Mark 11:22( Amp)" And Jesus, replying, said to them, Have faith in God [constantly]."
2.Speaking in tongues - Edifies your soul (mind) with God's will and with time , the more you speak it the more your mind becomes aligned with the will of God . 1 Cor 14:4 (Amp)" He who speaks in a [strange] tongue edifies and improves himself, but he who prophesies interpreting the divine will and purpose and teaching with inspiration] edifies and improves the church and promotes growth [in Christian wisdom, piety, holiness, and happiness].
3.Effective prayer - Is different from just praying . You mean every word you say from the heart and you strongly desire for results . Such prayers affects your mind because you desire it and when God hears such prayers , He fulfills His promise in psalm 37:4 . James 5:16( Amp)"The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]."
4.The word - The word is God and when God lives in you , your mind is protected . That is why God Himself encourages us to study His word day and night so we can think and act like Him .(Joshua 1:8) The word is a shield .Psalm 91:4 "He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler."protects your mind from attacks of the enemy.
5.Read good books - Your mind responds to whatever it perceives through you as true . So key - keep junk stuffs out of your mind and look for good magazines , christian / good motivational books that will edify your mind when you read . Prov 4:23(NIV)"Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it."
6.Good communication - guard your mind with good talk . stay away from those with bad language /communication . it affects the mind , what you think and say . Bible says so already . 1 Cor 15:33(Amp)" Do not be so deceived and misled! Evil companionships (communion, associations) corrupt and deprave good manners and morals and character."
7.Encourage yourself - Satan attacks the mind with negative thoughts , especially when we are discouraged and depressed , He takes advantage of such moments to attack the mind . Why? because he knows the power of the mind . It will always respond to whatever it perceives as true from the way we think . David knew this trick of the enemy so what did he do ? He encouraged Himself in the Lord .1 Sam 30 :6 (Amp)" David was greatly distressed, for the men spoke of stoning him because the souls of them all were bitterly grieved, each man for his sons and daughters. But David encouraged and strengthened himself in the Lord his God."
8.Guard yourself against idleness - Keep your self busy . There is always something to do positively . Except you re the lazy type . If the enemy sees you are idle , he will give you his own work to do for him . "bad habits" .Prov 10:4 (Amp)" He becomes poor who works with a slack and idle hand, but the hand of the diligent makes rich."
9.worship - your mind loves musik . Is inspired by songs . Have you ever wondered , why Elisha called for a mistrel before He gave them the answer to the problem ? your mind is inspired by songs .2 Kings 3:15 (Amp)" But now bring me a minstrel. And while the minstrel played, the hand and power of the Lord came upon [Elisha]." Listen more to worship music , it helps your mind to think right .
10.Confession - Scripture says it better . read - Heb 10:23 (Amp)"So let us seize and hold fast and retain without wavering the hope we cherish and confess and our acknowledgement of it, for He Who promised is reliable (sure) and faithful to His word."
Mind quote :
" Your mind will always respond to whatever it perceives as true " ADOB
Prayer : father help me to protect my mind with your word in the name of Jesus , Amen.
God bless you .